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DRAGONCHILDE
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3/20/13 7:10 P

The general rule is:

Discomfort is normal. PAIN is not.

If it is pain, and it doesn't go away after a few hours, there's a good chance you have an injury. See a doctor. :)



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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3/20/13 2:12 P

I agree with the prevoius posters. Your best bet is to get it checked out by your doctor.

Coach Jen



DIDS70
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3/20/13 1:00 P

Heat or ice may help in the interim, but i take knee pain seriously. Go see someone or at least call the doctor and see if they can help. No one on this site can really tell you to continue to exercise, stop, or exactly what you did.
Your doctor would be best for that.

Good luck.



LEC358
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3/20/13 12:58 P

The forums here aren't good places to try to diagnose possible injuries. Stay off of the knee as much as possible until you can get to a physiotherapist or orthopedist for evaluation and treatment.



PEBBLESOHARA
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3/20/13 10:38 A

Hi guys,

A lot of you have been more involved in athleticism for far longer than myself and may have some insight. I was doing circus arts yesterday on an apparatus similar to a trapeze. I went from being bent over the bar on my hips/tummy into a upside down position hanging from my left knee and hands. I felt my knee gristle a little and it felt really sharp on the lower inside of the knee. It was a little sore while I continued to work out, but hurt a a lot worse when stretching. When I woke up this morning, I had to wrap it because it feels weak and twingy. It isn't painful when I walk on it, just when it twists or when my foot moves back and forth. Usually randomly twisting wouldn't be a problem, but as it feels a little week, it is kind of rolling on its own. I don't think it is worth going to a doctor about, but I would appreciate input from anyone with sports related knee issues. Here are my questions:

1) What did I do? It isn't a muscle pain, it feel in between the bones, behind the kneecap. Painful, but not too painful, just twingey and sharp.
2) Heat or ice? I used a heating pad yesterday but I dont know if it helped?
3) When do I see a doctor? What are signs that I need to see someone vs. take it easy and wrap it up?
4) what are some exercises I can do to build muscle in the right places to avoid such injuries?
5) What exercises shouldn't I do when I am trying to recover?

I just got into a more advanced program starting next week and would hate to miss a class!

Thanks!
XOXO



 
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